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Silicon Valley scooter startup Bird bet big on Paris and lost to rivals. Insiders are betting on consolidation.

Electric scooter unicorn Bird lost tender processes to run scooter rentals in two key European cities: Paris and Lyon. Bird has raised more than $600 million to date, but its growth has been complicated by the emergence of copycat rivals, the coronavirus, and regulators limiting the number of scooter operators in their cities. The loss of Paris is a major setback for the company in Europe, and if rivals continue to win tender processes in other cities, Bird may be forced to buy its way to vict...
Tags: Travis Vanderzanden, Europe, UK, London, France, US, Trends, Rome, Marseille, Paris, Amsterdam, Bird, Silicon Valley, Lyon, Business Insider, Lime


It's time to implement a 4-day workweek, Andrew Yang says. The pandemic has made it important now more than ever.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told Business Insider that the US is past due on implementing a four-day workweek to better accommodate American workers. As health experts project that life as we know it may not return until next year, Yang told Business Insider in an interview that a four-day workweek could be imperative now more than ever. "It would help get us off of this hamster wheel that we're on right now, where we're all sort of racing against the clock in service ...
Tags: Japan, London, Microsoft, Washington Post, US, Trends, New Zealand, Finland, Monogram, John Maynard Keynes, Yang, Barnes, Yuen, Andrew Barnes, Jacinda Ardern, Andrew Yang


London 2012: Mo Farah gold and bronze for Tom Daley - relive day 15

Britain's Mo Farah claims his second gold with a stunning win in the 5,000m and Tom Daley takes bronze in the pool - relive the best of London 2012 day 15.
Tags: London, News, Britain, Mo Farah, Tom Daley


Love of Stilton drives wedge between UK and Japan in post-Brexit trade talks

Consensus crumbles after Liz Truss reportedly sought to make the cheese a part of negotiationsHaving promised to rush through a post-Brexit trade deal, Japan and Britain made significant progress only to discover that the fate of Stilton has driven a wedge between them.During recent talks in London, international trade secretary Liz Truss and the Japanese foreign minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, reached a “substantial” preliminary agreement on trade, promising to conclude a preliminary deal by the e...
Tags: Japan, Politics, UK, London, European Union, UK News, Britain, Asia Pacific, Brexit, Liz Truss, Toshimitsu Motegi


Pay revolt fears curb pay for top UK bosses

Fears of a huge investor backlash kept bosses' pay in check at the 30 biggest London-listed companies last year, with chief executives handed an average £400,000 less than in 2018.Pay across the FTSE 30 fell by more than 7pc to... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London


Daniel Kaluuya: 5 of His Top Scenes Ranked

Last week’s glimpse of Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah” was one of the most powerful trailer drops in recent memory. The commanding 107-second teaser, which sees Daniel Kaluuya star as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther party, delivered further proof that the London-born star’s incredible run won’t be stopping any time soon. […]
Tags: London, News, Black Messiah, Direct, Judas, Fred Hampton, Shaka King, Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah


Liverpool sign Greece defender Tsimikas from Olympiakos

London (AFP) – Premier League champions Liverpool signed Greece defender Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos for a reported fee of £11.7 million ($15 million) on Monday. Tsimikas agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool and is expected... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Greece, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Olympiakos, Afp, AFP Premier League, Kostas Tsimikas, Tsimikas


Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hare Coronavirus Play in London

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” actor Ralph Fiennes will star in a production of “Beat the Devil,” a new play by eminent playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter David Hare (“The Reader,” “The Hours”). Theater director Nicholas Hytner, BAFTA winner for the film “The Madness of King George,” will direct the production, which will be staged at London’s […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Oscar, David Hare, Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes, George, Nicholas Hytner


Met police officer under investigation for appearing to kneel on man's neck

Marcus Coutain, 48, who is black, was filmed pleading with officers to ‘get off my neck’ as he was arrestedA suspended Scotland Yard officer is under investigation by the police watchdog for common assault and gross misconduct after appearing to kneel on a man’s neck during an arrest.The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is looking into the manner of the arrest of Marcus Coutain, 48, who was filmed pleading with officers to “get off my neck” as he was handcuffed on the pavement in Isl...
Tags: London, Scotland, UK News, Islington, Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC, Marcus Coutain


Some Kids Still Have Coronavirus Symptoms Months After Falling Ill

(CNN) — Fourteen-year-old Indiana Evans is a promising dancer from Hertfordshire, southern England, who was doing 16 hours of practice a week on top of school before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Indiana fell ill with a cough in early March, said her mother, Jane Evans. Although she didn’t have any other coronavirus symptoms, her parents kept her home for two weeks in line with government guidance. She was never ill enough to be hospitalized, her mother told CNN. Nonetheless, the teenager — who ...
Tags: Health, England, London, Children, US, California News, Indiana, Cnn, United States, Idaho, National Health Service, Evans, University of Bristol, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, King


Traffic stops should face same scrutiny as stop and search

Traffic stops are not routinely recorded meaning no data is available on why the power is usedCampaigners and lawyers have called for traffic stops to be subject to the same scrutiny and oversight as other stop and search powers after a Labour MP was pulled over by police.Dawn Butler, the former shadow equalities minister, accused the police of being institutionally racist after the car she was being driven in by her black friend was pulled over in Hackney, east London. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Law, Police, Race, UK News, UK criminal justice, Hackney, Stop and search, Dawn Butler


New Leaf Run-Off Poll for September • Over the Hills and Far Away: Journeys

This is the runoff poll to select the book we'll read and discuss in September of 2020. Note: I won't be voting in this poll unless there is another tie, at which point I'll cast the tie-breaking vote. We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello h...
Tags: Books, London, Wikipedia, India, Book Clubs, Victoria, Michael Palin, Daily Telegraph, Hills, Reform Club, Phileas Fogg, Fogg, Jules Verne Spoiler, James Forster, Reform Club Fogg


Wonder Woman 1984’s Kristen Wiig Talks Cheetah

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Wonder Woman 1984’s Kristen Wiig Talks Cheetah One of the big mysteries surrounding Wonder Woman 1984 is Kristen Wiig’s take on the villain Cheetah. While we’ve seen a few teases via trailers, the film has yet to unveil the character in all her glory. To keep the intrigue going, Wiig dropped by InStyle and dropped a few teases about the character including some insights into her training regime. RELATED: Wonder Woman 1984 Products Revealed by Warner Bros. ...
Tags: London, Movies, Connie Nielsen, Kristen Wiig, Superhero, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Gal Gadot, Warner Bros Pictures, Stephen Jones, Wiig, InStyle, Pedro Pascal, Cheetah, Patty Jenkins, Hippolyta


How Small Businesses Can Thrive Via Social Media in a Pandemic Economy

Businesses are currently inundated with scary predictions about the fate of the global economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic even as restrictions are lifted and businesses begin to re-open. But with guidelines in place limiting the capacity of patrons, small businesses are left wondering what they can also leverage to continue operating to keep the lights on and cover costs. Business owners have genuine reasons to be apprehensive about the road ahead, some of whom genuinely struggled during the p...
Tags: Business, London, Instagram, New York City, Facebook Groups, Lightricks, Right Now, Paula, Kayla, Instagram Pinterest, Goldstein, Paula de Lao, Union Station Yoga Studio, Tony Robbins Rachel Hollis, Daymond John If, Kayla Goldstein


EXCLUSIVE: LinkedIn and Pinterest backer Bessemer Venture Partners plans to establish base in Europe, tempted by big exits such as Adyen, Spotify, and TeamViewer

One of the oldest venture capital companies in the US, Bessemer Venture Partners, plans to establish staff permanently in London as it looks to boost investment into Europe. Bessemer was an early backer of commerce platform Shopify, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. It has previously backed European companies such as Skype. Industry sources told Business Insider the firm would establish a London office this year. Partner Alex Ferrara said Bessemer did not have explicit plans to open an office in the ci...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, London, Pinterest, Boston, US, Trends, Linkedin, Silicon Valley, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Permira, Sequoia, Bessemer Venture Partners, Business Insider, Bessemer


Vistara commencing flights to London Heathrow next week

Social media chatter indicates the Tata – Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara will commence its maiden long-distance international flights this Independence Day with flights between New Delhi IGI and London Heathrow. The flight will be operated by Vistara’s sole Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (click the link for cabin images), though the airline is expected to receive … >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: London, Slider, Heathrow, Aviation, New Delhi, Boeing, Routes, London Heathrow, IGI, Vistara, Tata Singapore Airlines, Vistara (Tata-SIA


Activists launch London legal action against UK officers in Hong Kong police

Pro-democracy activists allege five British officers have taken part in brutal actions against protestersPro-democracy activists have launched a private prosecution in London against five British officers working for the Hong Kong police, alleging they have taken part in brutal actions against protesters.The officers – who have not been named – occupy senior roles inside Hong Kong’s local police force. They are accused of torturing anti-government demonstrators, who have been protesting since Ju...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, London, Human Rights, Law, Police, UK News, World news, Beijing Continue


Nathan Law: “We All Know that Danger Is Everywhere”

In an interview, Nathan Law, one of the leaders of the democracy movement in Hong Kong, discusses the transformation of the special administrative region into a police state. He also talks about his new life in London and his hopes for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Nathan Law


OLYMPIC MEMORY

Eight years ago yesterday, this blog and this blog's daughter, Sophie, were part of a team representing San Marino (which is an actual country) (we think) in the International Rock Paper Scissors championships, which were held in a London pub during the 2012 Olympics (a major sporting event). Here's our column on this event, and here's a blog post by Richard Gottfried, who, with his wife, Emily, made up the rest of the San Marino squad. We finished fourth. It was definitely one of th...
Tags: London, San Marino, Sophie, Emily, Richard Gottfried


Womansplaining mansplaining.

In "She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art/In her new book 'Men to Avoid in Art and Life,' Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, 'sexperts' and more" by Alisha Haridasani Gupta (NYT).Here's Tersigni's Twitter feed, but it's not entirely examples of the meme explained and explained in the article. Here are 2 examples: "there probably just weren't any qualified women for the job" pic.twitter.co...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Comedy, London, Law, Italy, Monty Python, National Gallery, Jones, Bosch, Terry Jones, Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Gilliam, Ann Althouse


Transport for London asks Capita to fling Congestion Charge system into the cloud

For that and other work, hard-pressed integrator cops 5-year £355m contract. What the worst that could happen? Capita has scored a hefty contract with Transport for London that includes sending the body's on-prem IT systems for the Congestion Charge, and the Low and Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), into the cloud.…
Tags: London, Software, Ultra Low Emission Zones ULEZ


Black British politician accuses police of racial profiling after her car was stopped

A British Member of Parliament says she believes she was the victim of racial profiling, after she and a friend -- who are both Black -- were stopped by police while driving in London on Sunday.
Tags: London, Cnn, British Member of Parliament


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Standouts

A few days ago I went into the flagship store in Seattle and had a socially-distanced, in-person look at the NAS offerings. As I mentioned last week when I previewed a shortlist of top picks, I will not be shopping in stores with clientele this year. My lists will be based on my personal experience and the winners that my clients and our forum members have shared with me along the way.  This first list showcases items that stood out. It’s by no means exhaustive, and I will definitely be adding i...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, London, Nas, Lists, Lafayette, Seattle, Sam, Greg, Vince Camuto, Kurt Geiger, Eileen Fisher, Sales & Promotions, Julia Jordan, North Face Rissy, Pendleton Bridgeport


Fitness startup ClassPass sees IPO as its 'next meaningful milestone' despite losing 95% of its income in the space of 10 days at the start of the pandemic

Fitness subscription startup ClassPass says it still sees a public offering as its 'next major milestone', despite its revenue cratering during the pandemic. Revenues in the fitness industry have become "nearly obsolete" due to lockdown restrictions, according to Andrea Wroble, senior analyst at research firm Mintel. ClassPass said it lost 95% of its revenue in the space of 10 days at the start of the pandemic, and pivoted to digital as countries went into lockdown. ClassPass says it's seeing ...
Tags: London, Ipo, US, Trends, Mintel, Ross, Classpass, PAUL, Catterton, Ben Paul, Apax Digital, Chloe Ross, Andrea Wroble, Mintel ClassPass, Mintel As shelter, Ross So far ClassPass


Argonon Group Expands U.S. Operations With Key Appointments

London and New York-headquartered superindie production group Argonon has expanded its U.S. operations with the launch of Argonon USA, gearing up Los Angeles-based West Coast facilities, and making several key appointments. Lindsay Schwartz joins as chief creative officer for Argonon Group-backed Leopard USA. She was previously with Story Street, part of The Content Group at […]
Tags: New York, London, News, Global, Los Angeles, West Coast, House Hunters, The Masked Singer, Argonon Group, Argonon, Argonon USA, Lindsay Schwartz, Leopard USA


Kashmir’s doctors, patients struggle as critical medical services are crippled by year-long Internet shutdown in region

By Aakash Hassan This is the final part in a series of three articles chronicling the impact of the nearly year-long disruption in internet services in the Kashmir region, one of the longest in the world. Part Three looks at how medical services have been affected. It had been two months since Shaista Jan lost her mother to cardiac arrest and a month prior to that her brother had lost his life in a car accident. The loss of two close family members in quick succession had taken a major toll...
Tags: Travel, London, News, Kashmir, Telemedicine, World Health Organization WHO, Srinagar, Jan, Ahmad, Pulwama, Farooq, Shafi, Wani, Jammu and Kashmir, Irfan Ahmad, Shifa


Jesus says City stronger for past Champions League disappointments

London (AFP) – Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus says he can imagine his hands round the Champions League trophy and he and his team-mates are stronger for previous disappointments in the competition coveted by their... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Afp, AFP Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus


More than 70% of US startup workers would move abroad if they could do their job remotely — here's where they would pick

A shift to remote working could shake up America's tech ecosystem. Within five years, 43% of jobs could be based outside of the US state they are currently in, according to a survey from Remote and Sapio Research. The survey also found that 71% of employees at US tech startups would move to a different country if they could do their job remotely. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New data reveals how a shift to remote working could change the landscape of America's tech ecos...
Tags: UK, London, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, North America, Northern Europe, Lime, Murphy, Southern Europe, Sapio, Lime Lime


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, the WSJ reported. Amid President Donald Trump's threats to ban TikTok, or force it to sell its US operations, Twitter was reported to be in talks with the video-sharing app Saturday night. TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration over its ban as early as Tuesday, according to NPR. President ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, Microsoft, White House, US, Trends, Ap, Bill Gates, App Stores, Silicon Valley, Npr, Sequoia Capital


Curtains for the nail house? New plan targets China's most defiant homeowners

New law in Shenzhen means buildings can be developed with 95%, rather than 100%, support from residents – promoting concern over erosion of rightsThey stand as eyesores to most passers by and potential public health risks to authorities, decaying buildings wrapped in tangles of exposed wire, studded with protruding leaky plastic pipes, vegetation billowing from cracks and terraces where particulates from polluted air have accumulated over time.With skyscrapers and ultramodern developments on eve...
Tags: London, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Shenzhen